All items: HR policy and strategy

  • Brexit: what is the legal position if employees must relocate?

    Date:
    16 November 2016

    Suggestions that high-profile businesses such as banks will leave the UK because of Brexit highlight the employment law issues employers face when relocating. Ashok Kanani looks at some of the key questions employers should consider if they decide to relocate.

  • Flexible working requests: common employer pitfalls

    Date:
    15 November 2016

    More than a quarter of women polled in a recent survey by Workingmums had their flexible working request turned down, and nearly one in five has had to leave her job because her request was refused. Bar Huberman outlines nine common flexible working request pitfalls for employers.

  • Eight ways to ensure diversity initiatives are fair

    Date:
    17 October 2016

    After a BBC radio presenter claimed he was sacked for being a white man, is positive discrimination a fair solution to employers' diversity issues?

  • How can you avoid legal and HR pitfalls in family businesses?

    Date:
    1 October 2016

    Almost half of the private-sector workforce is employed by family businesses. While many such companies are successful, sound policies are needed to avoid nepotism and claims for breach of contract and unfair constructive dismissal from non-family employees. Ed Stacey, a partner and head of the employment legal team at PwC, offers tips on good practice.

  • Employing students: six tips for the new term

    Date:
    26 September 2016

    In university towns and cities around the country, students are settling in for the start of the academic year. As freshers' weeks come to an end, many students will start to think about finding some part-time work to see them through. We set out six tips on employing students.

  • Writing a modern slavery statement: a guide for employers

    Date:
    19 September 2016

    Large employers must publish a modern slavery statement for each financial year ending on or after 31 March 2016. The Government recommends that the statement be published within six months of the end of the organisation's financial year. If this runs from 1 April to 31 March, publication of the first statement is expected by 30 September 2016. What do you have to consider when writing a modern slavery statement, how should it be structured and what can it contain?

  • Discrimination risks: requirement to speak English at work and dress codes

    Date:
    1 September 2016

    The requirement to speak English at work and dress codes at work are policy areas where employers should tread carefully to avoid discrimination. Deborah Bulman, a senior associate from Burges Salmon LLP, considers recent legal controversies and gives tips on drafting employment policies.

  • Flexible working: balancing an individual's request against the impact on the rest of the workforce

    Date:
    16 August 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case that highlights the problems that an employer can face when it has to balance the working-pattern requests of individual employees against the needs of the workforce as a whole, and its need to provide an effective service.

  • Zika and the Olympics - can employees be forced to travel?

    Date:
    5 August 2016

    As well as the athletes descending on Rio for the Olympic and Paralympic games, many people are travelling there to work over the coming weeks, but, in the light of the Zika virus, can employees be forced to work in Brazil?

  • Six common summer employment issues

    Date:
    19 July 2016

    With high temperatures possible during the summer months, we explore some employment law scenarios employers may have to deal with.

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